WPR: Beyond Westminster 09 June 2012 June 9, 2012
How important is humour in politics? Mary Ann Sieghart looks at how and why politicians try to get a laugh, and asks if good jokes can contribute to political success.
WPR: Week in Westminster 26 May 12 May 26, 2012
Eurozone crisis, a tragicomedy or worse, an MP explains his "Loveboard" and a former MP who was once asked by Tony Blair "What exactly is socialism"?
WPR: Week in Westminster 19 May 12 May 19, 2012
The Eurozone in crisis; internal strife in the Tory Party; the rise of Ed Miliband in the polls; and the future of the Lords.
WPR: Week in Westminster 12 May 12 May 12, 2012
Mid term blues, politicians & press barons and Rory Bremner on the comic potential in the era of coalition.
WPR: Week in Westminster 05 May 12 May 5, 2012
Is power draining away from Westminster & how widespread is public hostility to the political class?
WPR: Week in Westminster 28 Apr 12 April 28, 2012
With George Parker of the Financial Times: Taking stock of the economy, the nuts and bolts of Scottish independence, and why does the government not have a “big hitter” to get its message across as in the days of Thatcher and Blair.
WPR: Week in Westminster 21 Apr 12 April 21, 2012
Unease on the Tory backbenches. Has the Abu Qatada affair really tripped up Theresa May? And are the smaller parties ready to rise? Presented by Peter Oborne of The Daily Telegraph.
WPR: Beyond Westminster 14 April 2012 April 14, 2012
In the wake of the Bradford West by-election, Mary Ann Sieghart asks how the main UK political parties should improve their appeal to voters from Britain's Asian communities.
WPR: Beyond Westminster 07 April 2012 April 7, 2012
Direct democracy is meant to transform our politics, giving voters more power. But will it work, and why are many politicians resisting? David Grossman investigates.
WPR: Week in Westminster 31 Mar 12 March 31, 2012
Steve Richards of The Independent looks behind the scenes at Westminster. A shock result for Labour at the Bradford by-election, the Tories embarrassed by revelations over party funding, the Lib Dems concerned about their identity and why are there not more working class MPs in parliament?
WPR: Week in Westminster 24 Mar 12 March 24, 2012
Fraser Nelson of The Spectator on the furore over the granny tax and who really benefits from the budget.
WPR: Week In Westminster 17 Mar 12 March 17, 2012
Taxing the rich, David Cameron in the USA and changing attitudes to the war in Afghanistan. Presented by Jackie Ashley.
WPR: Week in Westminster 10 Mar 12 March 10, 2012
Talking about the Queen; taking the pulse of Tory backbenchers; and the Lib Dem who kept mum. With George Parker of the Financial Times.
WPR: Week in Westminster 03 Mar 12 March 3, 2012
Welfare to work programmes, steering unpopular policies through the houses of parliament and what words must MPs not use. With Andrew Pierce.
WPR: Week in Westminster 25 Feb 12 Feb. 25, 2012
Fighting talk on the NHS, on reform of the Lords and on relations with Iran. And are the arts going conservative?
WPR: Beyond Westminster 18 Feb 2012 Feb. 18, 2012
David Cameron has said that 'devo max' should not be an option in the referendum on the renegotiation of Scotland's relationship with the rest of the UK. But what is it?
WPR: Week in Westminster 11 Feb 12 Feb. 10, 2012
A Minister in trouble; no let-up in the war against bankers; and austerity in paradise. With George Parker of the Financial Times.
WPR: Week in Westminster 04 Feb 12 Feb. 4, 2012
A week in which public trust in bankers and politicians is put to the test.
WPR: Beyond Westminster 07 Jan 2012 Jan. 7, 2012
Anita Anand asks how men and women differ in their approach to politics and asks how parties could woo the men's vote.
WPR: Beyond Westminster 31 Dec 2011 Dec. 31, 2011
Anne McElvoy looks at political diaries and memoirs from recent years and asks how they have shaped our views of government and politics.